2020 Winterim


Our 2020 keynote topic is Ethics in Entrepreneurship. Our keynote speaker is Erika Cheung, one of the key whistleblowers in the Theranos scandal that stopped the company from processing thousands of patients samples with faulty technology. The story has been covered in the book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, 60 minutes, ABC news, and recently the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. 

After working for biotechnology companies, she committed herself to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. She is now an advisor for Betatron, a startup accelerator based in Hong Kong investing in early-stage companies. She also works as a venture partner raising capital for biotech and healthcare companies in emerging markets. 

Currently, she is launching a new nonprofit, Ethics in Entrepreneurship a social movement aimed at implementing ethics within the tech industry. EIE acts as the connective tissue between tools, resources, and experts to implement ethics into the core of their businesses. 


Winterim 2020 Overview/Booklet


Winterim 2020 Schedule


Winterim Judges, Mentors and Speakers

At Winterim, our students met an outstanding network of engaging professionals, and our volunteers met the students who will become their next colleague, customer or employee. Below is the list of the volunteers who joined us for Winterim 2020. We are grateful for their time and talent.


Team Mentors

Kanika Agrawal - Business Consultant at Hitachi

Chris Bailey - Micro-Enterprise Developer

Mitch Daugherty - Cofounder and Director of Built Oregon 

Amber Moore - Founder of Moore Communications

Scott Owen - Innovation Marketing Manager of Bolt Threads

Dana Plautz - Entrepreneur, co-President MrsP.com

Mark Reed - Owner of MJP Management

Matt Rhoades - Master/Professor Strategic Design and Innovation program DeTao School of Design

Enrique Sánchez-Rivera - CEO of Augmented Island Studios

Tawny Schlieski – President of Oregon Story Board, Founder of Shovels and Whiskey


Roaming Mentors

Renee Allums - Founder & CEO of CultureTize

David Harris - Executive at Harris Oil, banking and insurance

Marcus Harvey - Founder of Portland Gear

Amanda Hill Retired CMO/CCO (CMCO) of Harrods

Brent Hutchings - CEO of North River Boats

Shashi Jain - Innovation Manager at Intel

Michelle Janke - Partner at Coraggio Group

Hongda Jiang - M&A Finance Integration Lead - Intel Capital

Bob Julier Retired Director of Business Research, The Dow Chemical Company

Emma Mcilroy - CEO of Wildfang

Ben McKinley Founder/CEO Cascade Web Development

Skip Newberry - President and CEO of Technology Association of Oregon

Kate Rood - Organizational Development and Culture Director of Beneficial State Foundation

Eric Schindler Product Director, Global Apparel for Nike Running

Jamie Schmidt - Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals and Supermaker, co-founder of Color

Cara Snow - Chief Community Engagement Officer Technology Association of Oregon

Steve Strauss - Senior USA TODAY columnist

Serilda Summers-McGee Founder/Principal of Workplace Change, LLC

Rick Turoczy - Founder - Silicon Florist, PIE, TechFest NW, Oregon Story Board

Paul Vogel - Managing Director of Teneo

Nicole Vollebregt - Adidas’ SVP of Global Purpose



John Bates - Retired Professor, Life Trustee 

Diane Fraiman -  Director of Voyager Capital

Jim Huston - Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund

Cliff Johnson – Chief Commercial Officer of Rented.com

Mohan Nair - Senior VP & Chief Innoviation Officer at Cambia Health Solution

Nita Shah - Founder and ED of Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)

Suzanne Stevens - Editor of the Portland Business Journal



J Cheema - Freelancer

Erika Cheung - Founder of Ethics in Entrepreneruship

Sara Conte - Entrepreneur, Management Consultant at SGC Ventures

Meredith Goddard -Director of Enterprise Applications; Innovation Instructor at Lewis & Clark

Carl Guess – Executive Presentation Coach at Elevator Speech

Lori Hennessy - Membership Development Director, Waverly Country Club

Chrys Hutchings  - Associate Director, Bates Center

Fred Jacobs - Chief Revenue Officer,  Apex Fund Services

James Keller - Sr. Director of UX, Firefox at Mozilla

Charlie Lambropoulos Co-Founder of ScrumLaunch

Robin Wang – Executive Director of Ascent Funding


LinkedIn Photographer

Nina Johnson - Nina Johnson: Photography